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Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
elected president of a free and democratic south africa, and that actually came to happen. how would you judge his handling the presidency as that first democratically elected president in south african history? >> i'm glad you said that because he was the first democratically elected president, not the first black president. he was that because everybody had the right to vote, including africa africans. i was born in 1952, so i have no memory of this speech in 1952, but i do remember as a student at stanford be being involved in the divestment movement, trying to make sure that southern africa would divest from the system and apartheid would be ended. that was continued when i went to law school in the '70s and continued into practice in the '80s when we had thousands of people protest during the reagan years. and it was people of every stripe, and his legacy is something that will have to last forever and i hope that we won't just simply honor him when his birthday comes up, but we should think about a global, a global remembrance of this day, of nelson mandela's birth, not his death b
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
where he predicted in 1952 that he, nelson mandela, would be the first elected president of a free and democratic south africa and that actually came to happen. how would you judge his handling the presidency as that first democratically elected president in south african history? >> well, i'm glad you said that because he was the first democratically elected president of south africa, not the first black president. and he was that because for the first time everybody had a right to vote, including africans, and it made a big difference. i was born in 1952, so i have no memory of this speech in 1952 but i do remember as a student at stanford being involved in the divestment movement, trying to make sure that not just south africa but southern africa would divest from this system and apartheid would be ended. that was continued when i went to law school in the '70s and continued when i went to practice in the '80s when we had thousands of people involved in protests during the reagan era because of south africa and it was black, white, men, women, young, old of every political strip
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
the cat's got their tongue. or is it the calendar. with elections coming next year and those on the right with any iq have noticed the one time the democrats saw their numbers go skyward was when the republicans played stupid party and turned themselves into the anyone couple pops of the potomac and shut done the government. tonight we look at this strange new world, scared to death at the second there's talk of closing it the democrats will open up another big lead in public confidence. who would have believed it would only take a month to teach the tea party that no government is bad politics. david corn for mother jones and howard fineman for "the huffington post" both msnbc political analysts. i know there are still questions about febds. but this week when it looks like they might have a budget deal and january when the continuing resolution comes up for continuing, it looks like they've decided not to go all-out crazy again. is this pure politics or grownup behavior or a mix? >> well, don't count your non-shutdowns before they happen. because there are 20 or so house g g g gop'ers.
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
africa held its first democratic election. that day nelson mandela cast the first vote of his life and was elected the president of south africa. >> today we're entering a new era for our country and its peop people. today we celebrate not the victory of the party but a victory for all the people of south africa. >> while mandela's presidency was only five years long, in that short time he managed to set south africa on a path to reconciliation, something that was deemed impossible only years before. but his legacy is not limited to one country on one continent. in concert with leaders including gandhi and martin luther king, mandela created a new template for leadership and a new model for peace in the world. indeed in the struggle for human rights mandela has been and still is a guiding light for the oppressed, forgotten and the lost. when i travel to the zimbabwe border as part of a human rights canal pain for children, young people were streaming across the border by hundreds. they were alone with nothing but the clothes on their backs and they were bound for south africa drive
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
there was no brady bill. it took another election. the election of 1992, in which sarah brady, a life-long republican, the daughter of that fbi agent, she supported the democrat, bill clinton. she supported him because he supported the brady bill. and in the fall of clinton's first year in office, with clinton's party in control of the house and of the senate, it actually happened. >> in the east room of the white house today, it was not just an ordinary presidential ceremony, the end of a long road for jim and sarah brady, parents of the brady bill. >> that was a road more than 12 years long. but at last gun control supporters could smile. the brady bill was now law. >> and now we're here to tell the nra that their nightmare is true, we're back. we're not going away after brady. we have a lot to do. >> chuck schumer, a much younger congressman chuck schumer back then and wasn't entirely wrong when he said that. congress did pass and clinton did sign an assault weapons ban months later. when they lost in a landslide in the 1994 midterms, many democrats blamed their gun activism for it. they did so ag
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 4:00am PST
victory? next year's congressional elections. let's find out. robert gibbs is a political analyst and former press secretary under president obama. and david corn is an msnbc political analyst and washington bureau chief at mother jones. robert, you know better about him than most people. you've worked with him in tight situations. i hope you got to see our program last night. we had a huge audience of 1.3 million. >> i did. >> i mean, it's a very big audience of people who tuned in just to hear the president. even on a night when so many hearts and minds were focused on the lives of nelson mandela. they took some time out to watch our program with the president. he said at that time when i asked him how do you do big deals and he said history says you only get a big program through, something really important, when one party controls the government. the house, the senate, and the presidency. does that mean to you he's still holding out hopes he can pull a big upset in the sixth year of his presidency next november? >> well, i was certainly struck by the answer in which he was rem
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
african's castheir ballot in the first democratic election. >> this morning applause for the first black voter in history. >> reporter: mandela became the country's president, the first elected by all its people. >> we are all south africans. we have had a good fight, but now this is a time to heal the old wounds and to build a new south africa. >> reporter: after ruling for five years, nelson mandela passed the torch to the next generation and became an elder statesman to the world, a fighter, a visionary, the voice of his people and a moral compass for us all. >> you were there so many times, talked to his family members. >> several times, the first time ten years ago with my family. we actually went to robben island and stood in his cell and we couldn't imagine what it felt like. on one of my trips talking to his second wife winnie in their home and talking with such passion about the early years and the struggle against apartheid and saying even then he had a bold vision and when i spoke to grass sa and i asked him what is your husband's legacy going to be and she said a visionary an
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
in jail and transformed it into a democracy. i was there as an election observer in '94, and to see those people lined up as you did, having the first time in their life the right to vote. people were standing for miles. and of course the result was he became the president of the ruling party which became the president of the nation. but i don't think people understand this is not just the guy who became the first black president of south africa. they literally changed a nation where they'd been delegated to subhuman status to where they not only could vote but became the president of the nation in a relatively short period of time without any violence. >> well, you know, what i'd like to say about nelson mandela's leadership -- because i heard the earlier conversations about when he was in prison -- and even in prison he was still fighting for everything he believed in. while most of his party people were outside of the country, he began negotiations with the regime to end apartheid even as a prisoner. so even as a prisoner, he was leading the country. and taking the white minority to a
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
for wealthy people and did he regulate. and in many ways, the last election was a bleb plebiscite. in fact, in both of his campaigns. and, again, the kind of reagan-era tricklel down. that latter thing doesn't work. that's clear. what the president said today is for the rest of my term, i'm going to be focused on measures that work to address things that you care most about. he may not be able to get over legislative goal lines with this. but for him to be using the bully pulpit to raise these issues i think is exactly right. >> no, and angela, that is a really good appointmepoint. you live in the legislative world. and the chances of the president getting this agenda through the house of representatives in particular are probably very slim, if not none. so how important is it for the president to keep on using the bully pulpit to keep on reminding americans that he and they are on the same side on these issues? >> whether it is trayvon martin, joy, or some other issue that seems to be falling on deaf ears because people haven't heard it from him is absolutely abundantly important. he doe
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
, they were awarded the nobel peace prize. a year later he became south africa's first democratically elected president. >> it's time for the healing of the wounds. a society in which all south africans both black and white will be able to walk tall in a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world. >> as president, mandela worked to combat illiteracy and poverty. local elections were held and improvements were made. he served just one-year term and stepped down. throughout the remainder he met with world leaders and he was a order waed the presidential medal of freedom and was a tireless advocate for peace and charity and the fight against aids. president obama met mandela only once while he was a senator in 2005. as president mr. obama travelled to see the cell where mandela was held for nearly two decades. he described his relationship to the man he and many others affectionately called madiba. >> he is a personal hero and i don't think i am u meek in that regard. he's a hero for the world. >> back this south africa, the mood is part sadness, but part celebration. crowds gathered to r
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
town hall meetings for the midterm elections in 2010. and so you allow people to organize and get these groups out there, that were there to just obstruct. what you need to do is do small group meetings. start with your base, start with women's organizations and use your best weapon. michelle obama. >> i love that. stick with me, because we'll have robert gibbs when we come back, and i want to ask about who would be the effective surrogates here. i love the idea of first lady obama out there sort of selling this law, but i wonder if there are some real challenges in making that happen. stick with us, we are bringing robert gibbs into the discussion next. when it's donut friday at the office, i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop. which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. and she's not exactly tidy. even if she gets a stain she'll wear it for a
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
thing that really matters is if you're in a down part of the cycle right before an election. so barack obama doesn't have to face the voters anymore. so a lot of this talk about where he stands in the polls is only relevant if it actually leads to defections among democrats. the republicans already oppose him. if his low poll numbers cause democrats to head for the hills, that's when we should start saying it's really significant. so far, that hasn't happened. so the consequences of his low poll numbers are not yet serious. that doesn't mean they might not get serious in the new year if they can't get their act together on the website. if they do get their act together and these patches work, we don't know the antibiotics answer to that question yet, despite the cheerleading from the white house. if it does get better at the beginning part of the new year, he has every opportunity to have a much more successful 2014. and i think what we're starting to see now on this question of the minimum wage, which affects a lot more than kids, the assumption was it used to just be for teenagers. n
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
of people elected. >> i think john boehner who i know and like would retract those comments. i hope he would. i'll put in a different perspective. they are right where they were a few months back. democrats wanting more revenue, republicans wanting some cuts in entitlements. now, i'm not that bright and neither is my 3-year-old dog. it suggests to me the only way we're going to get a deal is if some people are willing to give. there is common ground. the president is willing to recalculate benefits under social security, formula for those calculations early in the year. paul ryan agrees with that. the president also said he's willing to look at medicare premiums for those that earn more. ryan says he agrees to that. i don't understand why adults can't come into the room -- this is not placing -- i think republicans are at blame but at some level this impasses, we have a subsenate, we all have to give a little bit here. if not the sequestration cuts will take effect in january. as much as some people don't like them, the sky didn't fall in when they happened at the beginning of this year. i d
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
're just going to dump on this for the next couple elections. that's all we have to do. but there might be a smaller break out of republicans who say, you know what? i've got a responsibility to my constituents at home to make this thing better. it's going to be here. it's going to be here as long as we live. it'll be here forever, perhaps. but i'm going to make it better. there's a couple tweaks i know about. maybe i heard it from jack cason or someone i look more positively toward on the republican side. >> you're hearing some people speak in those terms, chris. let's face it. it's still a fact that obama and obama care are the two words that really unify republicans across their factional lines and they're not going to give up on it very quickly. and the minute they come up with a positive suggestion of which there are several floating around paul ryan and others have had a free market oriented alternatives. but they are not popular. even among republicans. they can't build a consensus around them. we debated proposals during the last presidential election, you'll remember. no vouche
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
is very marked in the united states. is there a sense in washington this could become a big election issue? >> i think it could be. one thing the president did mention and white house officials have said is that this is sort of a preview of some of what he'll be talking about in the state of the union speech. not only today is, he's going to be talking about when he gives his state of the union address. that takes us into the midterm election cycle we're going to be seeing getting very, very fierce in the next several months. yes, you're going to hear the president talk about this more. we are dealing with divided government. i mean, they can't even avoid a government shutdown it seems at times. and by the way, that is also looming in the start of next year. and so to think that the republican house of representatives is going to hike the minimum wage, extend emergency unemployment benefits and do all of these other infrastructure and shakes enhance thements that the president would like to do, investments the president would like to do is not realistic at this point and the president is n
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
know what it will look like in louisiana and arkansas. it's lower than that. it's mid-term elections that are referendum on the president. much more so than individual members. we look at folks like mary landrieu and say these are good candidates and run strong campaigns, but at the same time the drag from the top of the ticket will be a serious issue for them. they have to figure out how to do that balancing act. he is not going to be the last issue they will have to figure out. that for the big picture will be where the president is. he is at 41% into november of 2014. even if you are running a great campaign, it may be too much. >> hagan, landrieu without obama in 08, none of them are in the senate. pryor is a different story. the obama enthusiasm didn't get there in 2008. if they jump ship from the obama coat tails, they grabbed on to them to win elections. >> they led the demographics of the president's supporters without the baggage. >> very quigley the primary challenges. are we surprised that more hasn't popped up. he ducked a challenge although anything is possible. >> some
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
broadly in the 2014 midterm elections and in the 2016 presidential election and therefore, we see president obama going back to his political roots in trying to raise this as an issue for the nation to debate and consider. ? clarence, how do you see this playing into 2014. >> i thought it was an aspirational speech meaning one who sets goals to aspire to without giving you formula for getting there. it was an important pep talk for his base. he spoke at a liberal think tank and he's got a lot of people as he mentioned who, word of the white house came through there, the center for american progress and he's speaking to folks across the country especially in the wake of the whole meltdown of the obama care website. this gives him more of a positive message to give to democrats, and to a working class people certainly who have been suffering on the losing end of a rising income and equality. >> you pointed out, susan, that this is not unique to his campaign either for barack obama or period. it's been used before this income inequality theme. john edward his the two americas. most r
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
're acting the website literally can last for another year. because there is not an election for another year. how is that possible, they think that can keep going? >> i don't know. i mean, the problem for them is that obama care is their plan. and that's why they don't have anything to say. and they had to focus on the website. so i think the media and republicans were behind the narrative. you know, this shutdown affected the website coverage. and then the website was getting fixed and we were still talking about the website as if it was broken. and i think that the bottom line here is that once you sign up for insurance, you're not thinking about a website. on january 1st, when i go to the doctor, i'm not going to be thinking about the website. and nobody is going to ask me about the website. how long did it take you to sign up? nobody is going to be asking that. when you go to get your prescription and no co-pay for preventive care for women, you're not going to be thinking about the website. >> i think about the history books in 2040, are they going to be reading about health care or a w
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
far and wide to find someone who knows politics and elected as a republican governor and served four presidents including one democrat named obama. and the only name we could come up with is huntsman. yes, that's my dad jon. welcome to "the cycle." we've banished luke to the remote camera so you can be surrounded by beautiful women, a man with five daughters -- >> i have to say, i've been at a lot of tables but never been so intimidated. and so honored, i have to tell you, it's a great treat to be with you. >> we love having your daughter as well. >> i came to see whether she's been naulgty or nice and tour'e isn't here to give me the straight scoop. >> he wishes he could be but dad, you've been in politics a very long time, before i was born. your first job was advance man for reagan. have you seen it this divided? >> no, i think historically you have to go back to the 1890s when we've been this divided. people feel that divided system, they sense it in all of the discussions that take place on capitol hill. and the fact of the matter is we are divided. and something needs to be don
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
himself elected, a partisan endeavor, cornell, and didn't bother to check the facts during that whole period, making him a person who's willing to do or say anything to get elected. today's politics are broken because people like president obama say stuff that they can't back up policy wise. and that's his real problem. >> the question was does congressman joe wilson need to apologize like congressman joe wilson did? >> i don't think he should apologize. this is america and you have the right to say what you think u and in today's america you should call it like you see it. you know, the president has been back-pedaling, and this program has been unraveling. and this sis the downfall of ths presidency in many ways. you see his credibility going down. when people stop trusting a politician, it's over. >> okay. so cornell, listen. there's some polling may indicate that it's, you know, cornyn is on, is on the right side of history here maybe -- >> there is no polling that says that cornyn is on the right side of history. there's no polling on that. >> is obama honest and trustworthy? 46%
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
to push his re-election and health care was a major issue. >> right. >> were you present for discussions about this line about people being able to keep their health insurance plans. >> i worked for the president beginning in 2007 through the re-election campaign. we tried every day to get everything we said and that the president said right. it went through a research vet, a policy vet. >> did you think you would get something wrong? >> we were scared we would get everything wrong. >> you're not answering my question. there have been lots of reports about barack obama's advisers and so on being present and whether the policy people, the report from the wall street journal was that the policy people said the president can't go out there and say this if you like your plan you can keep it. and the political people said, keep your mouth shut because your actual statement is not that salable. that's what the journal reported. >> i never discussed it with him. i don't recall having that discussion. having talked to some of the other people involved subsequently, i know there is an incredible
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
supported the president originally and for his re-election who lost trust. they realize that this is something that's so harmful to jobs to the economy and to the access of health care and quality of life. >> wish i had more time. we'll stay on it and watch closely. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> my next guest hacks into computer sites for a living. he's a white hat hacker. he says absolutely no security was built into the health care.gov website so your personal information may be at risk. so should you ever sign on? we'll get to it next. later -- >> a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that jeopardized middle class america's basic bargain that if you work hard you have a chance to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. >> class warfare is back. president obama attacking the success of hard-working americans. we'll explain what he wants to do now. plus he's out, done, finished. martin bashir offered his resignation after the despicable comments he made about governor sarah palin. we'll tell you what he said and what h
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
and their families. remember, the unions fought to help the president get elected and fought to pass the affordable care act. when the president extended employers from joining obama care until 2015, the unions felt left at the altar. the unions demanded tax breaks and subsidies, arguing that health care would result in union workers losing both hours and jobs. remember this? listen. >> we'll be damned if we are going to lose health insurance because of unintended consequences in the law. it needs to be changed. it needs to be fixed. it needs to be fixed now, brothers and sisters. >> the administration said no to the subsidies and now very quietly, megyn, they are pushing the new fee reducing tax and it could give them a pass and pass the costs on to somebody else. megyn? >> all right, thank you. >>> joining me with more senator rob johnson from wisconsin. he cosponsored the union fairness act which would prevent the administration from doing this. we talked about this before. they might do it. now it appears they are doing it. can it be stopped? >> we are hoping so. last time i was here, this is s
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am PST
this week. a number of the elected members said because of current legal precedent they don't have standing. they don't have a way as a plaintiff to go to court and say they want to sue the executive court over these issues. senator bayh, you talked about something during this hearing, which is why the regulatory branchs and jonathan turley, said it's also like the rise of the fourth branch that the founders never intended but the federal agency have so much power to carry out in tandem with the executive branch things that the president would like to get done and there's no check on them. >> shannon, that's exactly right. any president that is going to use that regulatory power to the maximum extent they can otherwise their election has not meant anything. so let's take the dodd/frank bill, regulating the financial services or, as jon mentioned, obama care. those laws were probably 10% prescripted by congress, you will do this and you won't do that and that, by definition, is congress handing over the regulatory authorities, vast maneuver and we're seeing it used very aggressively right no
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
, politicians can get elected out of office. booted out by the people. but these folks are going to be career lawyers in the department of homeland security. they're going to be there until they retire. >> yeah. they're going to be on the gf scale making between 75,000 and 155,000 a year. you can't get rid of them. they're career federal civil servants and the next republican administration is going to run into problems because the entire bureaucracy is being filled up with ideologue who will oppose republicans party once the republicans retake the white house. >> give us a quick example as you're exit question what, that would mean. >> look, these folks are going to have the power to do back door amnesty. anybody who applies for certain types of status, people who overstayed visa, these lawyers who have spent their short careers fighting on these issues will keep doing it. it's all over the administration. it's an election law tier. immigration now. >> indeed it is. well-known whistle blower in dc, thank you very much. >> thanks, steve. >> what do you think about that? e-mail us. coming up,
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 2:00am PST
and controlled by elected governors and state school chiefs to keep federal hands from interfering and its only dealt with two subjects, math and he english, and in thoe two subjects established only state-initiated standards in the stucks and intentionally didn't write or suggest curriculum. it set voluntary goals. voluntary goals. they were controlled by the local school boards. unfortunately the locally controlled and very simple creation of standards in math and english, created so that students would be measured by comparable standards regardless of geography, that's been hijacked by those who took the label "common core" and applied it to curriculum, subject others than math and english, and unrelated things such as personal data collection. as a result, "common core" is dead and the hopefully the perversions will die as well. what i hope doesn't die is shedding higher standards for students. keeping score to see just how well they're doing. and then having accountability for the results. education bureaucrats have long fought against honest assessments and sometimes fought against accoun
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
, everybody believes obama care will be a center piece argument within the 2014 election. sort of a moving target. we don't know what it will signature fi because it's improving in some ways and arguments against it keep changing. if one of your colleagues, if a house dem came to you and said, what should i do here? should i run on obama care or kind of hide and move away from it, what would your advice? >> we own it but we have to be all in on improving it. i have a contrarian view, the american people know the health care debate is over, that we've got to make this work. the real issue is going to be the economy. the average wages of working americans declined in the past ten years, how do rewe restore growth in the pocket books not just in the stock market for the american people? we've got to lean in on that and start addressing the concerns of parents trying to send their kids to college, get them jobs. retirement security, these are things that have been put on the side and it's really a discredit that congress is focusing on middle class concerns. >> congressman, to that point, we'r
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
mary landrieu saying -- >> senator from louisiana. >> yes, in a tough re-election this next year. and after a month of saying, well, we need to fix this, now she's out saying i would vote for this law again. here's the good things that are there. so they are going to try to make this an asset. >> what are the markers, joe, that we should be being looking for in the coming weeks to come, whether or not this thing is actually gaining more momentum or working like the white house says? >> well, one thing is that they've refused to say how severe the back end problems are. they've said they've fixed 80% of the problems but they won't say how many problems they are worth to begin with. >> and a black box? >> right. you just can't trust anything that comes out of the health and human services administration. so once they start revealing more information, you know, we've seen these leaps this week about a surge of enrollment. when they start to be more transparent, that will be a sign that things are getting better. i don't think that's going to happen. >> dan, do you see any sign that
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
a miracle, alex. i was here 23 years ago after after madiba was released but well before he was elected president and at a time when this country was on a razor's edge. there was some violence in the townships stirred by the security forces, and one be wasn't certain which direction the country would go in. i remember when madiba went on television, compelled his brothers and sisters to make peace and reconcile themselves and to be here 23 years later to see black and white working side by side, to not only forge a democracy but a strong economy, as well is absolutely stirring and you know at this moment is possible because of the spirit nelson mandela. >> yes, he was really a man who he inspired and he really kept the country together almost as if a type of a glue, and there are worries about south africa going into a tail spin financially and even socially now that he has passed. are you at all concerned about that? >> no, i'm absolutely not, alex. i will tell you that these are resill entpeople. if you could survive the oppressive decades of apartheid and come forward as the leading
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
forward as the first black representative in that democratically elected government. in that way, they do have a great deal in common. you do see a very nervous and frightened group of white south africans wondering exactly what his presidency meant for them. and in some ways, you saw the same thing when mr. obama was on the verge of being elected. one other thing they have in common, we talk about mr. mandela serving 27 years in prison but we don't necessarily talk about why and what were the core issues there. they were dedicated to the premise of one person, one vote. so without that 1965 voting rights act, which is a direct product of the civil rights movement, mr. obama's presidency does not exist. they're bound together by that same issue and the activism that was required in order to make -- >> that's a good point. >> in addition to the comparisons between the two of them, which is important, i think the other remarkable thing is the thread of liberty that connects them across space and time. the abolitionist improvement inspired thorough who inspired gandhi who inspired mandela. i
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
in those first democratic elections in 1994, voted in nelson mandela. this is a national event that i think people will be moved for. people want to be here. they are bringing their children to be part of the celebration of his life. >> what a memory they are all making taking for those kids. thank you so much for letting us know what's going on there. >> national and international moment for people around the world who will be traveling to south africa. there is a sheriff in south carolina. he's refusing to lower the american flag to honor nelson mandela. >> president obama ordered the flags be lowered to half-staff until sunset tomorrow. pickens county sheriff rick clark says he doesn't think it's right. >> to show a sign of respect for what nelson mandela has done, i have no problem with them lowering it in south africa, in their country. in our country, it should be the people who sacrifice for our country. >> it is rare for the president to order flags at half-staff. george bush did it for pope john paul in 2005. bill clinton did it for former prime minister. it goes back to when presi
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
hamid karzai said he won't sign it until after the country's elections from april. >>> the police department picking up pointers from usa today. according to usa today one in four are using a tactic known as tower dunk. >> that means they are tracking the ident and activity of thousands of cell phones, and at least two dozen are using a stingray, a mobile suitcase device used as a fake cell phone device to intercept calls. >>> safety improvements are coming to the railroad in the weak of last week's derail. . the new system will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and will automatically apply an emergency brake in the speed is not lowered. >>> autopsy results are due in the death of a 16-year-old boy. officials now say first responders used every means possible to try and revive that boy. he went into cardiac arrest. the boy reportedly had an underlying medical condition. his family says he was clear to fly. >>> billy joel and shirley mcclain among those celebrated at kennedy honors. santana and opera serng marty no royo rounded out this lest of honorees. president obam
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
kiddingly say the vadvicei give him, he might be very careful. he is doing very well and might get elected. and that is a great burden and major responsibility but i think he is handling himself quite well. >> do you want him to run? >> i want him to do what he wants to do. i'm probably not you know, too much -- i encourage other people to do what they want to with their lives. >> all right, fair enough. so i want to ask you your views on this potential deal with iran. because i am trying to figure out where you would be on it, and my gut tells me that you would probably be inclined to support a diplomatic deal with iran. but i don't want to speak for you, a new usa today research poll shows 32% of those polled improve of the nuclear interim pact with iran, 42% of those disapprove. what do you think? >> yes, i think under the circumstances it is a great breakthrough. and in the campaign you heard me say we ought to do more diplomacy and shooting from the hip. and with syria, now it turns out there were many lies told to us, even about the sarin gas, so i would say diplomacy, even as it is
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Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
a lame duck president. i believe midterm elections, gop has a grand opportunity to reach out to those pop that have suffered the most. they can take over the house and senate if they do grassroots advocacy, if the tea party and party establishment would join as one we have a grand opportunity. >> chris, last word. >> a lot of this is going to fall on republicans come midterms, what do they want to do. for example, take immigration. if you want to address this issue and to be viable at a national level, you have to put something forward. if you're going to be basically trapped by fringe within your own party, you end up doing nothing. part of that is the reality. they have to come to the fact divisions are not -- >> senate republicans do something about immigration, chris. >> not house republicans. >> approval rate, low rate but we're out of time. angela, lame duck president has three years to go. >> i got you. >> thanks so much. >> thank you. >> we will be right back. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in
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Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
. >> congresswoman waters, you were one of the leaders, a state elected physician and first pushed for divestment of the pension funds there. how difficult was that fight when you first led it to try to get america on the right side of history? >> well, divestment in the state of california was not an easy chore. i was a member of the california state assembly. i certainly introduced legislation but it took me years of working on the whole education of what was going on inside south africa for my colleagues. i had to do clippings every day. my staff clipped from wherever we could find information to teach them about who nelson mandela was who winnie mandela was, what was apartheid, what is anc, that is african national congress. it took years leading up to dive divestment. because i was fortunate enough to serve on the board of trans africa we were part of the strategy that not only did rallying and arrested at the embassy and took over the south african consulate in los angeles but economic sanctions were extremely important to put pressure on the south african government to help bring down the
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Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
the time mandela was released the anc was unbanned until the election. there was a negotiation process. and one of the calculations that f.w. de klerk and the national party made was that they could win the negotiation process and maintain a degree of white control for a longer period. and one of the way theys set it up was a preconstitutional negotiation that had all of the homelands there and their leaders represented, the african national congress and the others and the anc was outnumbered there. i sat in on a number of those sessions. the homeland leaders almost all went with the national party in the beginning but it was really interesting. there was a shift around '93 when the homeland base for the national party began to crumble, when it was absolutely clear that the african national congress remitted the overwhelming majority of the south african people. and the negotiations broke down to basically the two big party, the national party and the anc working things out. and f.w. de klerk and his advisers realized they wouldn't be able to bum rush some sort of mild transition. >> h
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Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
could turn into freezing rain a little bit later on today. alex? >> okay. all of our big elected names are expected back in town now. the house and the senate back on the roll call tomorrow. so what are the key issues of the many that they're expected to take up before adjourning for the year? >> well, alex, it's interesting. i don't want to sound too optimistic here, but all signs are pointing to the fact that they might actually get a deal on the budget. that deal might include scaling back some of those sequester cuts, finding a little bit of deficit reduction. here's the key thing to focus on, though, right now, alex. the tone. there doesn't seem to be an appetite for another government shutdown. that, of course, bodes well for the economy and washington in general. take a listen to what two lawmakers had to say earlier today. >> keep the budget caps in place, not raise taxes, which is important during this weak economy, and actually avoid a government shutdown. so i'm hopeful that even by the end of this week we'll be able to come together and achieve that. >> i certainly hope as
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Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
through this for 2012 election. can you handle 2016? looks like rumors are swirling they want you to throw your hat into the ring again? >> the rumors are always coming and going. but the biggest question would be, would that mean i would have to quit being on "fox & friends" on saturday? >> no. emphatically i want to speak for our producers -- >> i'm just checking. >> because, you know, this is one of my favorite things of the week. >> i covered you last time. that was fun. at least from our point of view, it was really fun. >> i had a great time. i really did. it's one of those things you're not supposed to enjoy but i actually enjoyed the connection with people and campaigns don't have to be miserable. they can really be an energizing experience. >> you were tried and true. it's unbelievable, he remembers everybody's names and where they're from and different things about them. i imagine you are a rock star on the campaign trail. >> i wouldn't go that far. but, you know, it's an enormous experience to be able to really touch america and to understand what this country is about. get away
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Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
for the dems. the election coming up will be anames. >> they are saying this, republicans are saying if you look back at hillarycare, nobody remembers what it consist of. it was the same thing. >> that's right. they had a lot of problems. now the difference is that they didn't get it passed. so nobody can really complain. but this one is going to be really -- it's ad about thing for the country, so we shouldn't be so joyous and so happy. it's a horrible thing what's going on. >> this is just the web site. what happens when weather it's actually our health care? >> that's going to be worse because -- like a woman couldn't get her plan the other day because she's 65 years old, but they demanded that she have pregnancy insurance. she's 65 years old. she's got a grown family. she says i have a 20-year-old son. i'm not going to get pregnant. i'm 65 years old. they wouldn't allow her to have a plan because they demanded that she have pregnancy insurance. so it is so screwed up and it's so bad, and i think ultimately while it's very bad fort country and certainly is, it could turn out to be very g
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Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
to be finished, but after mandela was released and after those first elections in south africa, so much more of this continent has become democratic. it's not a coincidence. >> christiane, so many world leaders when you talk about the leader of cuba, the united states and europe and african countries, it could not be more diverse. do you think there is a lesson, a takeaway they can come away from mandela? because you have such an incredible diverse group of world leaders who govern differently. >> wouldn't it be great. wouldn't that just be wonderful. there are certainly many leaders out there, many conflicts that could be resolved if a little bit of mandela's forgiveness and inclusion was employed. many long time dictator and authoritarians who make take a lesson out of mandela's playbook. he stepped down after one term. he promised to serve one term and kept that promise. sure, there are many, many leaders out there who could take some serious lessons to what mandela proved as a leader on the world stage. >> and particularly the areas of compromise and the like, too. >> and forgiveness. >>
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Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
been true in 2012, though, for the election? where they came out in droves to vote for him? >> the onslaught of negative publicity. >> really? from the republicans? >> get back to republicans. did you mention the fact that people want to recall obama and congress? >> and congress, yes. >> okay. >> the whole lot of them. >> and i don't -- the idea that somehow these young people -- >> everybody wants congress gone. >> you may be right. one thing they're going to be sure of, they ain't going to vote republican. >> i do think that was an interesting thing in the poll, eric, which is if you're in the private sector, would you consider looking at this poll to look at the types of marketing decisions you might make for that younger age group? >> all you have to do, if you get a chance, read mark stein's latest column. it's amazing. it points out all the flaws with president obama. the man had never had any private sector experience. the people he surrounds himself have no private -- almost no private sector experience. much less than bush or any of the prior presidents. and that'
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
obama care. now you look at another core constituency. we heard after the election about the latino vote in america. look at the latest poll out of gallup. the support of of the president has gone down 23% among hispanic voters. that's a huge discrepancy. from where he was a year ago. >> and the reason -- now this is not obviously a good law for the american people. but politically, the reason why this is valuable is it's exposing the president for what he's about. he's all about making promises that aren't coming true. now people are getting the reality of what barack obama is about in their mailbox. the difference between this scandal and many others is this is affecting millions of people in their bank account losing their doctor, their health care. this is just the beginning. just wait until employers have the option of dumping their insurance and throwing people on these exchanges. >> let me ask you this. we know the federal renlster back in july of oh 2010. they knew the individual policies, it could be as high as 80% of americans would lose them. they also said 60 some odd percent
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Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm PST
of the week. mcgurk elected vice president biden for saying this to some japanese women. [ inaudible ] well, that was quick. why is he a pinhead? do your husbands like you working full time? >> well, he was supposed to talk to them about the impact of women in the corporate workplace, not how your husband feels about working full time. it would be what the ilk that supports him is called sexist, but at least he didn't drop any f-bombs. >> but japan's a different culture, though. you know, historically, the japanese man and the woman stays at home. maybe he was getting into that, gutfeld. >> no, no, no. biden is a tool, but he's a literal tool in that he's used by the white house to deflect from the disaster on 1600 pennsylvania avenue, and at least his incompetence is incom humorous humorous, not destructive like barack obama. >> maybe he was trying out a line for debating hillary in 2016. i don't know. hypocrisy. >> i didn't see anything wrong with it for the record. gutfeld has an interesting pinhead of the ek. it has to do withutterflies. roll the tape. ♪ >> the san francisco commissio
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00am PST
and the ship. we also need to elect leaders who are going to -- >> keep their word. >> yeah. >> your daughter is a lovely girl. >> thank you. >> i got to spend time with her earlier. you have a great doctor. i wish you and your family the best. nobody should have to go through this. it's really sad and unnecessary. thank you very much for being with us. i hope they are watching in washington. thank you. >> thank you. >> up next tonight on "hannity." >> i have to ask you a question you may not like to answer. this could be tough. >> oh, all right. >> it's an essay question. the qualities required of a president. vice president joe biden, former secretary of state hillary clinton. compare and contrast. >> all right, mr. thrill up his leg chris matthews of t-ball had a well rehearsed interview with his hero, his demi-god barack obama. of course they were playing softba softball. we'll have it after the break. and pastor rick war with ren opens up about the death of his son and his latest project. we want to hear from you. log onto hannitylive.foxnews.com. share your thoughts on this and more. ha
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Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
in the state. two of the senator colleagues faced recall elections in september. they were ousted from office and she resigned to help preserve control of the colorado senate for democrats as a result of two of those lawmakers being ousted in september. they had a single seat majority in the senate. >> she was doing it to protect her party and to protect people of colorado in that it would cost $200,000. there was a support rally for her last wednesday, people carrying signs saying thank you evy. with that said, the opposition of this political director of the rocky mountain gun owners says this is a cowardly way out of a recall. another individual saying that republican saying that this is what happens when you ignore your constituents referring to her resignation. >> polls here in colorado, a recent poll showed 85% of colorado support universal background checks. the same poll also showed a split among coloradoon whether this should be restrictions on ammunition magazines. they wanted to see hudak possibly ousted from office to take control of the senate. with that being said, she didn't fe
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
level. cornyn made that statement during a google hang out section. is he running for re-election. >>> while republicans attack obama care, the white house is about to go on the offensive, making a new push to tout the program's benefits as it tries to turn public opinion after two months of really bad publicity. cnn's senior white house correspondent brianna keilar is in washington to tell us how. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. this is a push that president obama is beginning today and is going to take place over the next few weeks. he will be trying to focus not on the website, which still has some issues, although it's doing better, but focus instead on his signature health care program. and then what we're going to see, starting tomorrow, is an emphasis each day on what the white house feels are some of the best selling points, consumer selling points for this program. tomorrow, for instance, is going to be preventive care. thursday, they will focus on pre-existing conditions that insurance companies now must cover folks for. still, of course, there are some p
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
to be supportive of it. i don't think you can find anybody in america who worked harder for his re-election or support of this bill or went out of the way to explain the bill more than i did. there's no politics there. i didn't say anything until he talked. i'm trying to be supportive. i do think we have to get the website up and we have to work. is it confined to the website? that's the biggest problem because if the website is working and everybody can see what their options are, then in most states, most people will have a good option, which will be the same or less costly than the one they had before that will cover the same or more conditions. so, i think it will be all right. but, know there was no politics involved. >> when asked if hillary clinton will run for president because you know that is the question that bill clinton continues to get, his answer, three words, i don't know. but he did say, he likes joe biden and if biden is the democratic nominee, he would be glad to help him. >>> question, do you watch the hit tv show, "scandal" with the lovely, gorgeous kerry washington? it
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
? is senator schumer going to be out there? other people up for election going to say i'm doubling down on obamacare? >> they've got to because their political lively hoods depend on it. they ran on it. many of them said if you like your health care plan you can keep it, of course we know that is not true. what they doubled down on yesterday is they said the republicans showed you stories about people who lost their coverage. they're heartbreaking, but look at this person, they got coverage for the first time ever and isn't that great. republicans are going to continue the drumbeat it is a bad law with bad consequences. organizing for action, the president is going to help you division, encourages people to apply by the first of the, of next year. and here is what they have just -- >> here's their slogan. >> apply, shop, buy. >> but it's backwards. shouldn't you shop before you apply or buy? >> it's more like try, try, try. >> here we go. this on our facebook page. that is the government's slogan. apply, shop, buy. that is supposed to propel us to jump into the exchanges or jump into ob
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Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
election will break the fever of partisanship and get things done when you give my team unified control. >> we can fix it all if we have everything. >> we have a shutdown looming, folks. let's not forget that. we have a deadline, otherwise we're going through all of this again. >> bah humbug, john. >> the voters usually end up coming to the right place. that's what usually saves it. it's usually the people that wind up turning these things around. you'll see it. >> thanks. great to see you. >> john avlon. we should get a picture of john's head on the grinch. >> i'm the grinch? >> no. >> i'll give you martha may. >> michaela. >>> let's take a look at the headlines. our headlines start with a live look at the scene of sunday's deadly train derailment in new york. you can see the train cars have been removed, crews are working to piece the track back together now. we have learned that the train was going 82 miles an hour as it came off the tracks. almost three times the 30 mile-an-hour limit for the curve where the train derailed. officials also say the engineer slammed on the brakes just
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